Monday, June 29, 2015

A Round Tuit 264

It's the school holidays again here in Cairns! Two weeks with my girls home, and as always we've got all sorts of things planned - including lots of sewing! So stay tuned - I'll be sharing some things we make!

But for now - let's see what everyone else has been up to!

Welcome to this week's linky party. A place where you can link up your posts and creations, and be inspired by others.

Tuits are very hard to come by, especially the round ones. For years people have been saying, "I'll do it as soon as I get a round tuit". Well now you can have one of your very own, and all those jobs that have needed doing will finally get done!
 
 
 
Here's my favourites from last week's party:
 
First of all, 9
 Free Robot Appliqué Templates from Threading My Way:


Finally, this cool idea for a pillow - an American Flag from Hexagons from Behind the Seams Sewing:


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Monday, June 22, 2015

A Round Tuit 263

Hello and welcome to another week at Creating my way to Success.
I'm just back from a few days away with my eldest daughter as she was playing hockey for the region at the state championships!
Back now to the last week of school before the holidays again! Goodness me that came around fast!

So let's get started and see what wonderfully creative things you've all been up to this past week!

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Welcome to this week's linky party. A place where you can link up your posts and creations, and be inspired by others.

Tuits are very hard to come by, especially the round ones. For years people have been saying, "I'll do it as soon as I get a round tuit". Well now you can have one of your very own, and all those jobs that have needed doing will finally get done!
 
 
 
Here's my favourites from last week's party:
 
First of all, this gorgeous 
Bon Voyage Duffel Bag Tutorial from Sew Can Do:


Finally, a super simple but fabulous idea for a 
Father's Day gift from Divine Lifestyle:


For those featured, feel free to grab a 'featured on' button here.
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Now it's your turn:
Link up your own projects - old or new - no rules - just share your creativity and inspiration!
I'd love if you grabbed the button - then you can have your very own Round Tuit!
And of course we all love visitors and comments so do visit some of the other links!
By linking up here you're giving me permission to use photos from your post in features here on my blog.
I will feature my favourites on this post next week.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Turtle Softie from Jeans and Skirt


I've got a bit of a turtle thing going on just now - with last week's Turtle Tote and my recent Jeans Pocket Turtle. I also volunteer at a local turtle rehabilitation centre where I help feed and look after sick turtles; and with the help of funds from my E-book, I also sponsor a turtle through the WWF (Mitch)

But back to my own made stuffed turtle!
I found the pattern through Pinterest several weeks ago and printed out the template pattern to try out. The tutorial and template download can be found here at Cup of Threads.


The shell I cut from the skirt, drew on the hexagon pattern using a cardboard template and pencil, then stitched over the lines.

Then I cut the head, arms and legs from the green jeans, and sewed and stuffed it all together.  I think he turned out really cute!

Hopefully another hot sale item for the school stall!

As always, I have a pile of left over fabric, zips, buttons etc - which will also be upcycled into things for the stall!



To see what else I've made for this year's school carnival from old clothes - go here. I'm using all old clothes from last year's carnival clothes stall, to show we can 'use what we've got' to raise funds for the school!

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Monday, June 15, 2015

A Round Tuit 262

It was a big weekend here in Cairns with the Ironman adventure festival. Our youngest took part in the Ironkids triathlon, we then volunteered at the finishing line to remove the athlete's timing chips and the both our girls had another hockey filled weekend.
Plenty of fresh air and exercise for all!

I hope your weekend was good fun too, whatever you got up to!

Now, let's see what crafty things you've all be up to!

Welcome to this week's linky party. A place where you can link up your posts and creations, and be inspired by others.

Tuits are very hard to come by, especially the round ones. For years people have been saying, "I'll do it as soon as I get a round tuit". Well now you can have one of your very own, and all those jobs that have needed doing will finally get done!
 
 
 
Here's my favourites from last week's party:
 
First of all, this gorgeous
Crochet Unicorn from Creative Chaos Art:


For those featured, feel free to grab a 'featured on' button here.
Creating my way to Success
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Now it's your turn:
Link up your own projects - old or new - no rules - just share your creativity and inspiration!
I'd love if you grabbed the button - then you can have your very own Round Tuit!
And of course we all love visitors and comments so do visit some of the other links!
By linking up here you're giving me permission to use photos from your post in features here on my blog.
I will feature my favourites on this post next week.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Turtle Tote from Jeans



This is my latest clothes upcycle for the school carnival stall later this year.

I had a pair of jeans,

and a skirt that suggested the sea and turtle colours to me..

I wanted to make a bag that was a bit different. So I used my Waistband Tote tutorial and some fusible webbing to create a picture on one side of the bag of some seaweed and rocks.  I then made a small stuffed turtle and hand stitched it in amongst the underwater background scene.

The bag is lined with the skirt lining, and the jeans back pockets added  too.



I'm pleased with the overall result.
 I like to be able to use the jeans in a way that utilises their original structure - like the waistband and the back pockets here.


Hopefully this bag will be snapped up from the school stall!


As usual I have saved the scraps - fabric, zips, labels and seams; for more upcycles.

The idea is to let nothing go to waste! 

To see what else I've made so far from old clothes for the school carnival, go here.

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